Author: Paulette Erato

Lifestyle

Finding Your 2020 Word of the Year

I really like the Word of the Year exercise. My 2020 word of the year did not come as easily as in the previous year. Last year’s word was CREATE and it felt like it came to me. This year I had to actively seek it out. Probably because I …
Sewing

Enhance Your Closet with Sew My Style 2020

Sew My Style 2020 launched with the clock striking midnight on January 1st and it’s a great way to enhance your closet this year. As of today we have nearly 3,500 people subscribed and many of them are new to sewing. It’s an exciting way to get into garment sewing. …
Maker

Megan Nielsen – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Megan Nielsen is unique from the Sew My Style perspective. She is the only pattern designer to have supported the sewing challenge from the very beginning! She has supplied patterns for the sewing challenge every year since its inception in 2017. The first year we sewed up the Briar Sweater …
Sewing

Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2019

I love Top 5 (and 10, 50, or 100!) lists, end of year lists, making lists. I just love lists! And the Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 is my year-end favorites! And this isn’t any ol’ top 5 either. This is my Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 for …
Sewing

New Look 6648 Hacked Black Sweater

I received this New Look 6648 pattern in a swap with #sewingfriends. It was technically too small, but not in the shoulders which is where it matters! The size range on this one is US 6-16 and I’m easily an 18 these days, but grading a loose fit knit pattern …
Sewing

December 2019 Maker Challenges

Kia ora makers! Welcome to the list of December 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar—which now includes some upcoming challenges for 2020. But if you want the list for just December 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that …
Maker

November 2019 Maker Challenges

Ciao makers! Welcome to the list of November 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just November 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this …
Lifestyle

My 3D Mammogram Experience Didn’t Suck

My experience with a 3D mammogram just happened this week so I figured I’d share it while it’s all still fresh! In fact, I wrote this as my boobs still bore the marks from their recent pancaking. And since self-care and self-maintenance are a huge part of my Accepting Yourself …
Maker

Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM

The Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM is the follow-up to my last post about the most recent exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design. The exhibition closed this last weekend, but these costumes live on in infamy. If …